Central Data Scientist

Location: Remote

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Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one to shape it?
Because we’re hoping you’re here for the latter.
Who are we?
We Are PRA Health Sciences. We provide innovative drug development solutions across all phases and therapeutic areas. But innovation just for the sake of innovation isn’t why we do it. Side by side with our clients, we strive to move drug discovery forward, to help them develop life-saving and life-improving drugs. We help change people’s lives for the better every day. It’s who we are. Innovating to help people is at the heart of our process, but it’s even more than that. It’s our privilege.
We are 20,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 90 countries. We are committed to saving lives, and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do.
Who Are You?

You are analytically minded, a problem-solver at heart! You use advanced analytical techniques to identify and triage risks and issues impacting data integrity, patient safety, and /or regulatory compliance. Your inquisitve mindset, combined with your clinical expertise, make you an essential project team member from start-up through close-out. You enjoy collaborating with global, multicultural teams, using your excellent communication skills to break down issues into manageable components and explain data discoveries. You are a self-starter who is adaptable to changes in the industry. Most of all, you want to do your work in a place where you’re more than an employee number. A place you love working.

Still here? Good. Because if this is you, we’d really like to meet you.


What will you be doing?
Acting as a key functional lead on projects, the Central Data Scientist assesses trial compliance, performs trending analyses, conducts exploratory data reviews, and reports findings to internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Centrally reviews clinical data at aggregate level, using analytic reporting tools to support the identification of risks and data patterns/trends.
  • Reviews clinical and external data for subjects enrolled in clinical research protocols based on functional plans.
  • Mitigates risks by using signal detection and quality indicators.
  • Communicates and triages issues to appropriate roles for follow-up and action to address root cause.
  • Creates analytic outputs and presentations to facilitate data reviews and to support data-driven decision-making.
  • Supports activities related to development of the Clinical Data Management Systems (CDMS).
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of study documents specifying central monitoring strategy, approach and procedures on assigned protocols/projects.
  • Provides input to applications, databases and systems used to monitor study data.
  • Leads or supports the clinical data review activities associated with a clinical trial and the delivery of data fit for analysis.


What do you need to have?
  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in a quantitative, clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution, required
  • 8+ years of relevant experience, required
    • Knowledge and experience in the drug development process and set up/conduct of clinical trials, including 2+ years’ experience in the review of clinical trial data, required
    • Experience in roles such as Central Data Scientist, Lead Data Manager, Programmer, Clinical Team Manager, Clinical Research Associate, or Project Manager
    • Experience in aggregating data review and interpretation using visual analysis software, required
    • JReview, Spotfire, SAS, JMP Clinical, Tableau, Cluepoints, R, Python, Mongo DB, and/or ThoughSphere
    • At a very minimum, significant experience in using Excel (pivot tables, graphics, data exploration)
    • Programming experience in SQL or other language, required
    • Experience with risk-based monitoring (RBM, ATMM), strongly preferred
  • English fluency (ability to read, write, speak), required

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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